Hi all! I am so sorry I haven't posted in the longest time. I have been in and out of the hospital for over a year now and just haven't found time. But I am feeling as good as I can feel and I'm on break from school so I thought I would finish this little story up.
This chapter is a little longer but I just couldn't find a place to break it up so without further ado the conclusion to Don't Say Yes.
He watched Bones as she walked away, and once she was out of sight he let out a sigh and walked toward where Hannah was getting ready. He knocked on her door and said.
"Hannah I think we need to talk." With his ear pressed against the door he could hear shuffling and then Hannah's voice.
"You think we need to talk?"
"Hannah this is serious."
"You really want to talk now?"
"Yes." He heard her sigh at his answer and then heard her say.
"What is it you want to talk about?"
"Do you by any chance know what's up with Bones?"
"No. I haven't talked to her." she lied. "Is this what was so important that you needed to talk about it while I'm trying to get ready for our wedding?"
"Yes this is what was so important, and I could have sworn I saw you talking to her not long ago."
"Seeley It's bad luck to see the bride on her wedding day." she said with a little laugh.
"Hannah why are you lying? What happened?" she groaned and opened the door knowing that he had already seen her. She moved aside and let him into the room. He took her all in looking her up and down. He had to admit she looked beautiful with her hair pinned up and flowing gown, but despite the hours she had spent getting ready he couldn't help but compare her to Bones. Bones won.
"Temperance wasn't invited. I was just asking her to leave." shock and anger transformed his face as the realization of what she did hit him.
"Why wasn't she invited? She's my partner not to mention a good friend." As the words left his mouth Hannah's face morphed from stunningly beautiful to an ugly mess of anger.
"You want to know why she wasn't invited? It's because I'm sick of you always talking about her, and spending time with her! This is our wedding day! A day that's supposed to be about you and me and you come and talk to me about her! I knew she would ruin this day for me."
"Why would Bones want to ruin OUR wedding? She's been nothing but supportive!"
"Because she loves you! Is it not obvious? If I didn't know any better I would say you love her back, but then again do I know you better Seeley?"
"Well Hannah I'm not marrying Bones today. I hope that answers your question. I'll see you soon."
The wedding would be starting soon, and almost everyone was in position. Brennan deciding that she wasn't going to leave found a seat in the middle of the church next to Pops. He smiled at her and gently took her hand in his. Pops leaned over and whispered.
"You know when Seeley called and told me he was getting married I assumed it was to you." She looked at him in shock.
"That's ridicules Pops. Booth and I are just partners." She tried to assure him and herself. Pops gave her a sad knowing smile and said.
"Temperance we both know about your feelings for Seeley." Her eyes widened and she began to protest until he cut her off.
"Honey don't look at me like that it's obvious to anyone who cares enough to look." Finally she gave in. Her shoulders slumped in defeat as she let out a sad sigh.
"I missed my chance Pops. He told me he loved me, but I was scared. I never said it back, and now he is getting married, and I never will."
"Well he's not married yet. Now Temperance why are you here?"
"I don't know Pops." He reached over and took her hand in his readying himself to say something more when the organ started playing a song that sounded like a death march.
All eyes turned toward Hannah as gracefully floated down the aisle. Brennan felt her mouth go dry when she saw Booth smile as he took Hannah's hand. Colors and words lost any brilliance they once held once the preacher said.
" If anyone objects to this union speak now or forever hold your peace." She looked at Pops and he smiled at her giving her a slight nod. She felt faint as she stood up and the world spun too fast under her feet. She could feel the stares of everyone in the room, especially Hannah's. Then suddenly her eyes met Booth's and the world stopped turning.
"I'm Temperance Brennan." She began.
"Yes we know who you are!" She heard Hannah spit with venom.
"I object to this union." She continued.
"Obviously! I told you she would ruin it for us Seeley. This is exactly why I uninvited her!" Hannah practically growled. It was only after Hannah's second outburst did Booth break eye contact with Brennan and glare at Hannah.
"Don't glare at me Seeley. This is my wedding day."
"Booth." Brennan said making everyone's gaze return to her. She felt the weight of their stares, but stood her ground and continued again.
"Booth, don't say yes. I know I missed my chance and I know you love Hannah, but Booth. I love you. I loved you when you said you loved me, and I love you now. I've probably loved you longer than both of us were aware. I couldn't let you get married without knowing. I'll meet you outside the door, but no matter what you choose remember I will always be there for you."
She had been sitting right next to the aisle so it was easy to slip out. Taking one final look at Booth she turned and walked away. She had made it a few steps before she heard.
Slowly she turned around only to have Booth grab her hand, and pull her to him. Her free hand landed on his chest, and before she could breath he cupped her face with his free hand and kissed her. The kiss left her breathless and he caressed her lips with his. When they broke apart Booth smiled at her gently rubbing his thumb across her cheekbone. She returned his smile in full knowing very well that the smile they shared was meant only for the other.
"It's you Bones, it will always be you."
He gently rested his forehead on top of hers as cheers erupted from almost everyone in the church.
Well I hope you liked it! I might try my hand at a honeymoon fic *wink wink* but I don't know for sure yet. As always please feel free to drop me a line anything is welcome except for flames (although constructive criticism is fine) I hope you enjoyed reading this story as a much as I enjoyed writing it!